Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2013 St. Louis Walk for Farm Animals

Farm Sanctuary is a great organization that spreads a message of compassion for all, and provides homes to animals who have been abused in factory farms. So, when I was offered the opportunity to help coordinate the 2013 St. Louis Walk for Farm Animals to raise money and publicity for Farm Sanctuary, I jumped at the chance.

From Farm Sanctuary's blog:
Each year, Farm Sanctuary’s vital work is supported by funds raised during the Walk for Farm Animals, which stands as a testament to the value of positive, grassroots activism. The Walk for Farm Animals started with a small group of volunteers walking and raising enough money in 1989 to make a down payment on what is now our Watkins Glen sanctuary. Today, it has spread across the United States and Canada to more than 35 regional Walk events supporting Farm Sanctuary’s mission to end the abuse and suffering of farm animals and to provide life-long refuge to the individuals we rescue.

This year's St. Louis Walk for Farm Animals will be held on September 14 in Tower Grove Park at the Sons of Rest Pavilion. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the Walk begins at 11. Children and dogs are welcome. After the Walk, there will be free vegan food, massages, live music, a raffle, and face painting. There will also be a costume contest, so come dressed as your favorite animal for a chance to win a homemade vegan gooey butter cake – a St. Louis favorite.

Early adult registration is $15, and event-day registration is $25. Children under 18 are free. Participants are encouraged to set a fundraising goal and ask their friends and family for donations to support Farm Sanctuary's life-saving mission. If you have mobility issues or can't make it to the Walk, you can still participate as a virtual walker.

The Walk is only a month away, so if you're interested in participating, please register now, so you can start raising money!

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